States Without Citizens: Understanding the Islamic Crisis
The ideals of civic activism and public service that inspired the Western Renaissance are absent in the Islamic world. Islamic religio-moral ethics aim at salvation; Islamic social ethics aim at clan dominance. Western-inspired solutions to the Islamic crisis are inappropriate to Islamic states, in as much as they are states without citizens. To mitigate the violence engendered by the Islamic crisis, culturally authentic institutions must be created that will instill a civic ethics of common cause and public service. The author recommends this approach for policy makers and development managers and deplores the dangerous vacuity of such drumbeat cliches as the clash of civilizations that have gained currency in the war on terrorism.
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1 Similar approaches to social mobilization were employed in Persia ( later Iran ) and the Arab provinces ( later successor states ) of the Ottoman Empire . Governmental and intellectual leaders pursued the dual track of importing ...
The Ayatollah and others who shared a vision for a new Iran faced the task of motivating the populace , which largely accepted its circumstances as they were . The Shi'a of Iran had long revered and emulated Husayn , the slain grandson ...
In neighboring Iran there is a comparable educational agenda . Since the fall of the Shah , Iran has been promoting its self - image as the guardian of Shiʻi Islam and the hub of the Islamic Revolution . Surveys of Iranian curriculum ...
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